(Closed) What kind of wedding would you rather have?

posted 5 years ago in Venue
  • poll: What's the better type of wedding to have?
    Snacky/coctail-style reception at ceremony location : (54 votes)
    75 %
    Sit-down sushi dinner at a resteraunt : (14 votes)
    19 %
    Other/neither- I'm open to suggestion! : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I didn’t vote, but I do have a few points you may want to consider regarding the restaurant reception.  It seems like you are planning on having everyone order what they want, and that everyone will eat sushi, and only drink soda.  Is everyone on your list a sushi eater?  If you choose to go that route, I would preplan on certain foods to be available, and have an option for the non sushi eaters – maybe teriyaki or tempura?

    Post # 5
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    2694 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I didn’t vote.  I like both options (love sushi and the restaurant idea.)  To have the ceremony at the hall and then to have dinner at a restaurant is a good option.  Then you wouldn’t have the stress of self catering. However,  having the ceremony and reception at the same place while doing all the catering yourself will save you money. Also, since you’re only thinking of cocktail type foods, it should be a lot less work than having a full course menu.

     

    Post # 6
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    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If you are going to do the restaurant thing, I would suggest calling ahead and maybe talking with a manager of the restaurant and setting a limited menu. We did this at an Olive Garden once for my college graduation. Guests were able to pick from 4 different meals and order any non-alcoholic drink and it was all a set price. Maybe the sushi place could set something similiar up where the guests have a choice of 3-4 rolls to choose from and then maybe 2 or 3 grill items.

    However, I also agree with you that a restaurant reception may be a little more restrictive and it will be harder for you to socialize with your guests. Especially if you plan on having more than 40 or 50 people.

    Post # 7
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    1862 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted for option 1 – I think being able to mingle and eat as you please is much more appealing if I think of it from a guest’s point of view, but that’s just me!

    Post # 8
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    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted other because I like the idea of more food at a sit-down dinner, but I don’t like sushi.  Obviously since I’m not attending, my tastes don’t matter but I would make sure everyone likes sushi before you decide on the restaurant.  I also think a restaurant would be less stress on you guys, getting food together is just one more thing to worry about.

    Post # 9
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    9559 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    While I love sushi I know that my dad refuses to eat it. And I think it would be nice to be able to get up and socialize with everyone. So I voted for a heavy appetizer reception. Check out Sams Club/Costco for easy apps, both hot and cold!

    Post # 10
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    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I am afraid to try sushi..lol.I voted for heavy appetizers

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